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Re: Cycling

Postby Sav » Fri 02 Nov 2012, 10:16 am

I have stuck my name down for Sally's Ride (25km) in a couple of weeks.

http://www.rccl.org.au/SallysRide/Index.htm

I've also switched to using Strava as my GPS thingy, it has lots of segments where you can compare your times over certain stretches against other Strava users. I'm VERY slow.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Sav » Sun 18 Nov 2012, 4:06 am

Bought myself a Garmin Edge 200 and used it for the first time today on the charidee ride.

http://app.strava.com/activities/28163317
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Re: Cycling

Postby Laird_Attwood » Wed 05 Dec 2012, 5:44 pm

Not been out on my bike in awhile (have a specialized allez) not got much cold weather gear so may only be the odd outing till the weather gets better.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Wilks » Wed 05 Dec 2012, 5:58 pm

Laird_Attwood wrote:Not been out on my bike in awhile (have a specialized allez) not got much cold weather gear so may only be the odd outing till the weather gets better.


I'm not too keen on driving but the dark and cold does make the car look more appealing. :lol:
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Re: Cycling

Postby rAtey » Wed 05 Dec 2012, 8:29 pm

Hope i'm not cursing in Church here (Dutch proverb), but I absolutely hate cycling. My parents used to take me and my sisters cycling every weekend, for far too long than my little legs could handle. Had overkill :(

Glad you lads enjoy it though. I'm running and use Endomondo which is free on Android and pretty good.
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Re: Cycling

Postby FazerFlipper » Wed 05 Dec 2012, 8:43 pm

No hills and you still complain about cycling!?
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Re: Cycling

Postby rAtey » Thu 06 Dec 2012, 7:18 am

FazerFlipper wrote:No hills and you still complain about cycling!?

hahaha :rofl: Yes.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Sav » Thu 06 Dec 2012, 8:51 am

Stretched myself a bit today and racked up 51km. Its easier going out when the sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid 20s though :)
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Re: Cycling

Postby naking » Mon 28 Jan 2013, 3:53 pm

Had my first "off" for a long time today. Was riding into work, just going up my second climb, got towards the top, thought I could really power the last bit, and started to push hard. What looked like a wet road, was infact an icy road and the bike just went sideways under me.

The bruise on my hip still hasn't come out (it's still very red, and I came off 8 hours ago), and it bloody hurts.

And, I broke the stays on my mudguards (which isn't a problem, but I have a new bike on order, and don't really want to buy new ones for the 6 weeks I've got left of this bike).
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Re: Cycling

Postby Jonah » Sun 03 Feb 2013, 6:06 pm

Ouch, Naking. How is it now?

<Touches wood> I haven't had an off since October when a guy pulled out off the kerb without indicating to do a u-turn. All very well and good, except for a couple of things :

1) It was dark and he didn't have on any lights, so I had no idea he was a vehicle I'd have to be 'prepared' to brake for.
2) It was absolutely chucking it down and visibility was poor.
3) He didn't check his mirrors anyway.

I hit the drivers front wing and did my best 'sliding across wet bonnet and landing on my rucksacked back like an upturned turtle' impression I've seen for quite some time.

Take it easy.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Sav » Sun 03 Feb 2013, 8:45 pm

I've been riding to work for a while now, with no real issues except for the bellends that open their car doors without looking.

Oh, some tit beeped me on Saturday as I was obviously on his own personal road and shouldn't have been there. Wanker.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Mulletino » Sun 03 Feb 2013, 11:40 pm

Sav wrote:
Oh, some tit beeped me on Saturday as I was obviously on his own personal road and shouldn't have been there. Wanker.


Maybe he was signalling his appreciation of your lycra clad self?
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Re: Cycling

Postby Sav » Mon 04 Feb 2013, 4:14 am

If his eyes are that bad, he shouldn't be driving.
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Re: Cycling

Postby naking » Mon 04 Feb 2013, 8:48 am

Jonah wrote:Ouch, Naking. How is it now?

Bruises are gone, and taken most of the aches and pains with them. This morning was my first (rather slow) ride since last last Monday. It's going to snow tonight / tomorrow (according to the weathermen's guesses), so I'll see if I'm so brave in the morning.
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Re: Cycling

Postby naking » Wed 13 Feb 2013, 9:01 am

I get my new Winter Bike on Friday!

This means, of course, there isn't room in the naking garage for my ever growing bike collection*

So, if anyone wants a well used, Trek 7.0FX 2010, and they can get to deepest darkest Worcestershire (well Redditch), it's there for the taking.

As I said, it was been well used. It's done 7000 KMs, most of which have been during the winter, so it has seen more than it's fair share of dirty, salty water. It needs a bit of TLC, but nothing too major. It rolls well. and to be fair, it really is a fantastic commuter / fitness bike.

When new, it looked like this
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If anyone wants it, PM me and we'll sort out a collection.

* by no room, I of course mean that the current Mrs naking says I'm not allowed to keep it
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